St. Pete is getting another star in its monthly celebration cycle. You know about First Fridays. And of course there’s Second Saturday Art Walk. But now there is a new kid on the block…”Third Thursdays in the EDGE.”
St. Petersburg, FL, November 3, 2014: With over 1,000 residents and 100+ businesses, the EDGE District runs down Central Avenue from 16th Street to Martin Luther King and outwards to 1st Avenues North and South. The EDGE District recently received a Florida Main Street recognition and has “an amazing mix of unique businesses that have created a special vibe adjacent to downtown St.Pete,” says Roger Curlin, EDGE Business District Association member.
Beginning Thursday, November 20th a new angle on fun comes to the area. Third Thursdays in the EDGE has four playful parts. The EDGE District Market is central to the evening’s theme. Its family-friendly flair centers in the area around Red Mesa Mercado, Amsterdam and the Green Bench. The market is open from 4pm – 9pm and features live music, arts and crafts, food, vendors, and fun for all ages.
Shoppers will enjoy the Stop & Shop line-up in the EDGE District with over a dozen shops open evening hours until 9pm with sales and specials unique to Third Thursdays. Enjoy the Tag & Bag option at retailers that lets customers browse, buy, and come back later to pick up their Tagged and Bagged items. Keeping your hands free may be important for the final two parts of the evening: Date Night and the Pub Crawl.
For Date Night, local restaurants and businesses are teaming up for prix fixe menus and engaging date night options like live music, dancing, painting, fashion shows, art openings, mixers, and more. Keep an eye out for Date Night specials coming soon to the EDGE district website: www.EDGEdistrict.org
And last but not least, is the EDGE Pub Crawl. Designed in three parts, you and friends can choose a Happy Hour, Early Night, Late Evening, or Combo Crawl. Over a dozen unique places are taking part, and the $5 Pub Crawl donation gets you specials at all of them. Live Music, DJs, dancing, pool tables, darts, cornhole, Jenga, trivia, food, and lots more. The EDGE Pub Crawl is less about drinking and more about being social while enjoying friends, fun, and entertainment.
So… a market, date night, the stop & shop retails, plus a pub crawl ?!? Oh, and did we mention there would be street performers up and down Central Avenue? Jugglers, face painters, magicians, musicians, and more joining each Third Thursday in the EDGE. Come out for the kick-off event, Thursday, November 20th. First 200 guests to check in at the EDGE Booth located at the EDGE District Market get a chance to win one of over 30 prizes donated from EDGE businesses.
About the EDGE Business District Association
The EDGE Business District Association is a non- profit community organization comprised of businesses, property owners, residents and visitors working to promote community interests by supporting and creating a sustainable local economy within the EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Florida. The EDGE District is a designated Florida Main Street Community. To learn more visit www.edgedistrict.org, or call us at (727) 329-8869.